David Harding Counterspy - The Fabulous Formula Pt.1 (04-18-50)


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The Fabulous Formula Pt.1 of 2 (Aired April 18, 1950)
The show was at the top of the list among programs that had developed the technique of sound effects to a fine art. Each program was written with the sound in mind, not so much sound for sound's sake, but to advance the plot, add color or create atmosphere. Two sound effects men spent a reported ten hours in rehearsal for each broadcast, in addition to the time spent by the actors. East coast actors House Jameson, Don MacLaughlin, Phil Sterling and Lawson Zerbe [MBS] (Zerbe appeared as both David Harding and Harry Peters) were the only four actors to ever assume the role of David Harding--Jameson for the first two episodes only, replaced by Don MacLaughlin for the remainder of its twelve year run. Both Connecticut residents, House Jameson premiered in the role while Lord was still auditioning talent for the lead. By the third episode, Phillips H. Lord selected Don MacLaughlin for the role. MacLaughlin was by no means new to Radio, having already appeared in some 300 Radio productions since his debut over Radio in 1935. Show Notes From The Digital Deli. THIS EPISODE: April 18, 1950. ABC network. "The Case Of The Fabulous Formula" Part 1. Sponsored by: Pepsi Cola. A scientist in his secret laboratory has discovered the secret of artificial mica and is killed for his trouble. Don MacLaughlin, Mandel Kramer, Jesse Crawford (organ), Jay Jackson (announcer), Leonard L. Bass (director), Edward Adamson (writer), Phillips H. Lord (producer). 29:08. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.
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